VeriLinks: verifying links in an arbitrary linkset

VeriLinks is a light-weight platform for creating games to verify links in an arbitrary linkset. Agreement among players on the validity of a link is rewarded by coins or points. Depending on the specific game, those are then used to fight against enemy invadors in a tower defense style game or to battle using space ships. VeriLinks automatically balances the game such that the questions match the user's strength and the rewards match the difficulty of questions. VeriLinks features an admin console, which allows to create new games from a linkset by specifying the respective SPARQL endpoints, a template (for visual presentation) and the linkset itself.

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Experiment 2012: Can we create better links by playing games?

In 2012, we officially released Veri Links and started a survey, which we distributed on Linked Data and Semantic Web mailing lists. We recorded in-game statistics and survey answers to obtain a clearer picture on the usefulness of games, in particular VeriLinks, for interlinking. The results and accompanying material for the experiments are available here:

Remark: Since people participated in the survey and played the game outside of the 3-day experiment phase, the raw data above are updated versions of those in the report.

Survey Winners (those who agreed that we can publish their names): Gianluca Demartini, Kingsley Idehen, Joe Montibello, Michael Röder, Jakub Kotowski, Thomas Efer, Virginia Knight, Ruby, Florent Jochaud

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DBpedia @ Google Summer of Code – GSoC 2017 ( 2017-03-13T11:12:50+01:00 Christopher Schulz)

2017-03-13T11:12:50+01:00 Christopher Schulz

DBpedia, one of InfAI’s community projects, will be part of the 5th Google Summer of Code program. The GsoC has the goal to bring students from all over the globe into open source software development. Read more about "DBpedia @ Google Summer of Code – GSoC 2017"

New GERBIL release v1.2.5 – Benchmarking entity annotation systems ( 2017-03-10T11:49:51+01:00 by Ricardo Usbeck)

2017-03-10T11:49:51+01:00 by Ricardo Usbeck

Dear all, the Smart Data Management competence center at AKSW is happy to announce GERBIL 1.2.5. Read more about "New GERBIL release v1.2.5 – Benchmarking entity annotation systems"

DBpedia Open Text Extraction Challenge – TextExt ( 2017-03-09T12:15:57+01:00 Christopher Schulz)

2017-03-09T12:15:57+01:00 Christopher Schulz

DBpedia, a community project affiliated with the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) e.V., extract structured information from Wikipedia & Wikidata. Now DBpedia started the DBpedia Open Text Extraction Challenge – TextExt. Read more about "DBpedia Open Text Extraction Challenge – TextExt"

The USPTO Linked Patent Dataset release ( 2017-02-24T17:18:51+01:00 by Mofeed Hassan)

2017-02-24T17:18:51+01:00 by Mofeed Hassan

Dear all, We are happy to announce USPTO Linked Patent Dataset release. Patents are widely used to protect intellectual property and a measure of innovation output. Read more about "The USPTO Linked Patent Dataset release"

Two accepted papers in ESWC 2017 ( 2017-02-22T17:43:38+01:00 by Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Sherif)

2017-02-22T17:43:38+01:00 by Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Sherif

Hello Community! We are very pleased to announce the acceptance of two papers in ESWC 2017 research track. The ESWC 2017 is to be held in Portoroz, Slovenia from 28th of May to the 1st of June. Read more about "Two accepted papers in ESWC 2017"